Rebel Wilson to Star in an Australian Drama Series

Rebel Wilson is set to star alongside David Wenham in the Australian drama series "Les Norton," according to Variety. The show is adapted from the novels of Robert G. Barrett and is presented by The Australian Broadcasting Corporation and Screen Australia.

The series is set in 1985 and will follow the exploits of a country bloke from outback Queensland, played by rising star Alexander Bertrand. On the run from a troubled past, he blows into Sydney where he lands a job as a bouncer at an illegal casino. A classic fish out of water who is desperate to get home, he soon finds himself seduced by the city's illicit charms and dragged into a web of UNDERGROUND criminality.

Jocelyn Moorhouse ("The Dressmaker," "Proof"), Fadia Abboud ("Australian Gangster"), David Caesar ("Dead Lucky," "Underbelly") and Morgan O'Neill ("Drift," "Solo") will direct episodes of the series.Morgan O'Neill, working alongside writers Christopher Lee, Samantha Winston, Shanti Gudgeon, Malcolm Knox, and Jessica Tuckwell created the series for television.

Screen Australia's Sally Caplan said, "Les Norton is an affable character that has proven popular with audiences in the best-selling book series. What excites me about this TV adaptation is that the creative team have included a slew of new female roles to go head on with the male characters established in the books."

Daniel Edwards and John Edwards from production company Roadshow Rough Diamond will produce the series. ABC Head of Drama, Comedy & Indigenous Sally Riley will executive produce with Andrew Gregory; Deeper Water Films' John Schwarz and Michael Schwarz; and John Singleton and Jack Singleton.

Read the original article on Variety.

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